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Assistant Chief Flight Instructor - Helicopter (Aerospace)

University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND

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Position Information: DescriptionThe Assistant Chief/Flight Instructor position will provide leadership and oversight to the helicopter flight training courses by working with flight instructors, students, and the various departments throughout UND Flight Operations.

Position BenefitsBenefits include single or family health care coverage (UND pays the full premium), $12,000 in basic life insurance, employee assistance program, retirement plans with generous employer contributions, annual & sick leave in addition to 10 paid holidays.

Optional benefits include supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

UND also offers an employee tuition waiver and a variety of professional development opportunities.

Find out more about UND's great benefits and perks here!

Duties & Responsibilities
    Assistant Chief Flight Instructor
      Counsel/advise CFIs on TCO content, requirements, and flight records.Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations (FAR Parts 61, 91, and 141).Certify student records for Part 141 graduation.Administer standardization, stage and evaluation checks and perform duties as a helicopter CFI.Coordinate and interview potential Helicopter CFIs.Coordinate with academic departments for integration of training.Provide counsel to students and instructors.Mentor new instructors and students.Assist in conducting standardization and safety seminars.Suggest changes for the improvement of any aspect to UND Flight Operations Assist in the performance of other duties as assigned by the Director of Flight Operations or Chief Flight Instructor.Conduct student review boards.Assume Chief CFI duties and responsibilities in their absence.
    Administration and Management
      Provide support and assistance to Chief Flight InstructorDevelop, monitor and maintain policies and procedures.Assist in developing and monitoring flight hour budget.Monitor student training to ensure that timelines are being met.Assist in development of contract bids.Identify, develop and coordinate marketing opportunities to promote the helicopter program.Provide helicopter subject matter expertise to the JDOSAS management team.Provide direction and motivation to helicopter staff.
    Operations LiaisonConduct liaison with FAA, ATC, and other relevant organizations.Assists coordination between flight operations and academic instructor.Coordinate with all departments within Flight Operations to facilitate helicopter department success.Facilitate coordination between dispatch and maintenance for helicopter maintenance issues.
Air Transportation/Non-Instructional FlightConduct Air Transportation flights.Perform maintenance test flights in a timely manner.Support University special activities, aerospace camps, etc.Pilot for commercial projects and contracts.UND RepresentativePromote UND Aviation programs to the public.Conduct Tours of Flight Operations.Assist in developing promotional content.Help manage social media for the helicopter department.Recruit new students through promotional activities and communications.Attend and network at industry events on behalf of the program.Required Competencies
    Good communication, planning, organizing, and leadership skills.Excellent communication skills and the ability to make sound decisions concerning training problems.Motivated, self-starter with the ability to perform without direct supervision.Strong innovation and creative skills.Good team building skills.
Minimum Requirements
    B.S. degree in Aviation or equivalent flight experienceMinimum FAA certifications:Commercial and instrument rotorcraft certificates.Certified flight instructor and instrument instructor rotorcraft certificates.
Meet the requirements of FAR 141.36 assistant chief instructor:1000 hours PIC,500 hours dual given,50 hours simulated instrument, &1.5 years of instruction experience.Meet the requirements of SFAR 73 to instruct in the Robinson R44.Experience with FARs and Part 141 pilot school operations.Second-class FAA medical certificate and the ability to maintain it.Successful completion of criminal history records check.In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications
    Experience with UND training course outlines and computer systems.Experience with UND flight record system.Meet the experience requirements of FSIMS 8900.2C for Designated Pilot Examiners:2000 hours total time,500 hours rotorcraft,100 hours in the past 12 months, & 100 hours instrument.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$72,500 / year, exempt, benefited, full-time

Work ScheduleVariable

To ApplyFor full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

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Additional InformationTo find out why living and working in Greater Grand Forks is way cooler, check out Grand Forks is Cooler.

All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application MaterialsPursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three or more finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO StatementThe University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s PreferenceVeterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 showing character of service or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery StatementIn compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.


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